Washington's Haunted Past: Capital Ghosts of America

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From the halls of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln bedroom of the White House to the Presidential box at Ford's Theater, Washington is teeming with the ghostly specters of politicians and their cohorts from days gone by. The eerie apparitions of former presidents, their wives, mistresses, adherents and adversaries roam the halls of Washington's most famous institutions, haunting the buildings that have been the site of countless important events in United States history. In our nation's capital, the ghosts number as high as the politicians, and are often as mischievous and boisterous as their living counterparts. From Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Nixon, the presidential residents of the White House have had to contend with not only their living opponents but also the scores of spirits who still seek to press their agendas in the world of the living—a world they left long ago. Through author Pamela Apkarian-Russell's tales, we learn of chilling encounters with the ghosts of Abigail Adams, Andrew Jackson, Anna Surratt, Abraham Lincoln and more. Featuring stories of the spooky experiences of both believers in the paranormal and skeptics, Washington's Haunted Past contains a bevy of spectral lore sure to send a chill down the spines of D.C. residents and visitors alike
ISBN: 9781596291812
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: Haunted America
Images: 53
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Pamela Apkarian-Russell is curator at Castle Halloween Museum in Benwood, West Virginia. The Halloween Queen ™ is her registered trademark. She is the author of nine books on Halloween, antiques, social history and the paranormal. She writes extensively for antique trade journals, gives lectures and has appeared on television shows like “Martha Stewart” and “Collectors Lot” (which airs in the UK), as well as on the radio, speaking about antiques and Halloween memorabilia and the paranormal. Her antique shop is known as Chris Russell & The Halloween Queen™. The shop, housed in the same building as the museum, specializes in postcards, ephemera, holiday items and folk art. To find out more about Castle Halloween Museum, visit www.castlehalloween.com.
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